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Moment in Time: Portlaoise Charity Truck Show in 2009

Portlaoise Charity Truck Show raised close to €30,000 for Laois Down Syndrome Association at it’s action packed event at Portlaoise Rugby Club grounds in early May 2009.

150 trucks were present at the event with a major emphasis on providing an enjoyable day out for all the family.

Road safety was high on the agenda, with the custom made road show shuttle vehicle from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) present.

One of the main highlights of the show was the 2009 Republic Of Ireland Strongest Man Competition.

Strongman athletes from the 26 counties battled it out to receive the King Fionn trophy.

Other attractions included the modified car demonstration and the model truck competition.

Alf Harvey was there on the day and he took some great pictures.

Check them out below:

Rachel O’Brien, Ciara O’Keeffe, Aine O’Connor and Niamh Brown at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Conor Dempsey and Daragh Ramsbottom enjoying themselves at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Competing in the strong man contest at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Trucks turn heads at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Annette and Cathal Murphy at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Fintan, Geraldine, James and Liam Whelan at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Truck fans at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Chloe Coughlan at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Helen Flanagan and Kevin Brothwood at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Orla Kelly on the rodeo bull at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Nuala and Mark Kelly at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The strong man competition attracted lots of fans at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Competing in the strongest man at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Keelan Anderson, has a break at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Brewin up a storm at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Chloe McQuaid, Caitlin Byrne and Kate McQuaid at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
All lined up at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Big boys sweet shop at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Oisin Fogarty dismounts the rodeo bull at the Truck Show at Togher.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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